Excerpt from The Canadians in France: 1915-1918
Certain points in connection with the work require explana tion. I have dealt solely with the operations of the Corps in the presence Of the enemy. Events not actually connected with the operations have been omitted, except when... of peculiar importance or essential to the proper understanding Of the narrative. As a result, non-combatant units and those not normally concerned with the all-important work of killing Germans may appear to suffer. I have given these credit for their performances in certain places. The reader must look upon these troops as the invisible parts of the machine, as necessary to its efficiency as the fighting men and without which the entire mechanism would break down.
It has not been possible to mention all persons who earned the right to have their individual achievements set down in history. If this were done, the book would be merely a directory. But many hundreds of gallant officers and men receive their due.
Care has been taken in defining the identity of units. All troops referred to are Canadians and infantry unless otherwise stated. The term Imperial has been used to indicate troops recruited in the British Isles, except in the case of units of the Tank Corps and Royal Air Force, which were all raised in the United Kingdom and so need no such distinction. Readers who desire to ascertain the areas from which various Canadian battalions, etc., were drawn are referred to the Appendix.
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